The Media’s New Hoax: Accusing Trump of Calling the Coronavirus a Hoax

President Trump was at a rally last evening in South Carolina and called out the Democrats for politicizing the outbreak of the coronavirus. Trump called the effort “their new hoax.”

It was push-back following a week of gas-lighting by the Democrats, primarily through its media wing.

And to essentially prove his point, the media flat-out lied, claiming the president called the coronavirus a “hoax.”

Here’s the quote in question:

“Now the Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus. We did one of the great jobs, you say ‘How’s President Trump doing?’ They go, ‘Oh, not good.’ They have no clue. They don’t have any clue. They can’t even count their votes in Iowa,” said Trump.

“One of my people came up to me and said, ‘Mr. President, they tried to beat you on Russia. That didn’t work out too well. They couldn’t do it. They tried the impeachment hoax. That was on a perfect conversation. They tried anything. They tried it over and over. They’ve been doing it since you got in. It’s all turning.

“They lost, it’s all turning. Think of it, and this is their new hoax.’

“We did something that’s been pretty amazing. We have 15 people in this massive country and because of the fact that we won early, we could’ve had a lot more than that. We’re doing great. Our country is doing great. We are so unified.”

The context is crystal clear. Trump was referencing the efforts to smear his administration for mishandling the virus.

For example in this tweet dated Tuesday, February 25, Trump called out the “Democrats talking point.”

In this clip, before departing to the rally in South Carolina, Trump boasted of his actions to fight the virus. Clearly, he does not think the coronavirus is a hoax.

Also, don’t forget way back in early February, Trump closed off travel from China and was criticized by the very same people who now say he’s not doing enough.

During the Democrat Party’s debate this week, several candidates criticized the readiness of the Trump administration.

This was false. And even the AP called them out on the statements.

Then a columnist from the NY Times suggested that the virus be renamed to Trumpvirus, which naturally started trending on Twitter.

For the next 48 hours it was wall to wall negative headlines, stories, and chyrons that blamed a virus from China on Trump – who happens to want to decouple from the communist country, bring manufacturing back stateside, and close the borders.

So after days and days of Democrat media lies, Trump rightfully called the NARRATIVE a “hoax” (see Debate distortions, AP fact check, NY Times’ new nickname, Twitter hashtag, etc).

Initially, even The Hill – a leftwing website – got the headline correct (before the hoax went viral).

Then a far-left Vox activist named Aaron Rupar (who is known for spreading lies) started this new “hoax.”

MSNBC was the first of the MSM to go with the hoax:

It then got picked up by the MSM writ large:

Trump was asked about it at today’s press conference and slammed the suggestion, stating, “The hoax is on them.”

Bonus: Here’s the same gas-lighting media, claiming Dr. Fauci has been “muzzled” as he literally stands next to the president. Fauci jumped to the mic and said, “I’ve never been muzzled and I’ve been doing this since Reagan.”


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